The Ultimate Bruno Mars Quiz

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About This Quiz

The multitalented Bruno Mars has been a fixture on the pop-music scene since 2010. Find out how well you know the man behind the music by taking this quiz.

Where was Bruno Mars born?

Mars was born in Honolulu and grew up in the city's Waikiki neighborhood.

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When was he born?

Mars made his earthly debut on Oct. 8, 1985.

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What's his real name?

Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez.

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Who started calling him "Bruno"?

Mars' dad thought his toddler son looked like former pro wrestler Bruno Sammartino. "Mars" would come later — he has said that he wanted a new, "out-of-this-world" last name so record labels would stop pigeonholing him into the Hispanic market.

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This was the first record label Mars signed with.

Mars signed with Motown in 2004 but was dropped less than a year later.

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This is Mars' current label.

Atlantic Records picked up Mars in 2009 on its Elektra imprint, which was definitely a sound financial decision.

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Many of us first heard Bruno Mars on the radio singing the hook from this 2010 hit.

Mars co-wrote and lent vocals to B.o.B.'s single, "Nothin' on You," which went to No. 1.

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What's the name of Mars' debut album?

"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" — a nod to Mars' dad, who is known as "Mr. Doo-Wop" in Hawaii — came out in October 2010.

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What was Mars' first No. 1 solo hit?

"Just the Way You Are" was released in July 2010 and hit No. 1 in September.

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This Bruno Mars song did NOT hit No. 1.

"The Lazy Song" peaked at No. 4 in October 2010.

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What was the first single off Mars' second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox"?

"Locked Out of Heaven" was released on Oct. 1, 2012, about a month before the album's release.

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What was the first Bruno Mars single to fail to make the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100?

"Gorilla" couldn't make it past No. 22.

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Mars won his first Grammy in this category.

Mars picked up a Best Male Vocal Performance Grammy for "Just the Way You Are" in 2010. Best Pop Vocal Album would come next, in 2013.

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In what year was Mars named Billboard magazine's Artist of the Year?

Billboard crowned Mars in 2013.

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What's the name of Mars' band?

Mars' brother, Eric Hernandez, is The Hooligans' drummer.

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How many siblings does Mars have?

Mars has one brother, Eric, and four sisters: Presley, Tahiti, Jamie and Tiara.

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One of Mars' earliest influences was his uncle, who made a living impersonating this singer.

Mars became an Elvis impersonator at the ripe old age of 3 because he wanted to be like his uncle.

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What's the name of Mars' dad's band?

Peter Hernandez Sr. is the front man of the Love Notes.

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Mars had a bit part in this 1992 movie.

"The World's Youngest Elvis Impersonator," then 6 years old, showed up in the Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker flick "Honeymoon in Vegas."

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What is the name of Mars' writing and production team?

The Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) have written and produced many huge hits since debuting with B.o.B.'s "Nothin' on You."

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Bruno Mars did NOT co-write this song.

Mars did co-write a song on Adele's album "25," but it wasn't "Hello."

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On Mars' first big national tour, he opened for this band.

Mars was the opening act for a few dates on Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" tour in 2010.

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Mars played the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show in this city.

The 2014 Super Bowl took place in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Who is the only artist who had a bigger halftime-show audience than Bruno Mars?

Mars had the largest audience at the time, but it was a short-lived record: Katy Perry broke it in 2015.

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How tall is Bruno Mars?

Mars definitely packs a lot of punch into his 5-foot-5-inch frame.

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Mars sang a song and had a speaking part in this animated feature.

Mars voiced the character Roberto in "Rio 2" and wrote and performed the song "Welcome Back."

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Which of Mars' songs has had the longest stay at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

"Uptown Funk," Mars' collaboration with producer Mark Ronson, sat at No. 1 for 14 weeks in 2015.

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How many tattoos does Mars have?

Mars is pretty inked-up. He has four tattoos: a heart with his late mother's name, an anchor, a gypsy woman and a knife with "Pete's Boy" written under it.

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Why was Mars arrested in 2010?

Mars pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession after being busted in a Las Vegas casino bathroom in 2010. After he paid a fine and completed community service, his record was cleared in 2012.

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What's the name of Mars' sisters' band?

The Hernandez sisters are also known as the Lylas (for "Love You Like a Sister").

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